Adobe Sign

What is Adobe Sign?

Easy and Secure Access to Adobe Sign, Now a Part of LMU's Adobe Enterprise Licensing Plan for All Active Faculty and Staff. Your Adobe Sign Account Are Now Tied to Your LMU Username and Password.

Adobe Sign, a paperless, environmentally friendly solution to collect electronic signatures, allows faculty and staff to initiate the process of sending documents and collecting signatures electronically. Access to Adobe Sign is easy and secure because it is now part of LMU's Adobe enterprise plan. Adobe Sign works within existing systems and processes, and the signatures are secure and legal. You can prepare and send a document for an electronic signature in a few quick clicks and track each step from beginning to end. 

Adobe Sign is a big time saver, as it eliminates the need for in-person signatures. This also means no more traveling from place to place collecting and/or providing signatures, and no more lost physical documents. 

Students do not need an Adobe Sign license to sign documents. Anyone can sign and return on any device in minutes.


Sign Up for A Preview Session

Join us for a demo to determine if Adobe Sign is the right tool for your department. Click here for the schedule. You can download the slide deck used in the preview sessions here.


Is Adobe Sign the Right Tool for You?

Adobe Sign is custom-made for a handful of very specific uses, explained below. If you think Adobe Sign is the right tool for you, fill out a Adobe Sign Use Case Survey. ITS staff will review your responses and discusss the next steps.

  • One-and-done unique signatures - Adobe Sign is perfect for documents requiring a unique signature, such as government forms (tax forms, etc) or institutional documents.
  • Multiple signatures in a prescribed workflow - Adobe Sign is perfect for handling documents requiring multiple signatures and that travel in a single direction. For instance, if a document always requires a manager signature then a director signature, it can be set up in Sign to go first to the manager, then the director. If a document requires multiple signatures and bounces around in an unspecified path, Sign isn't right for you.
  • Initiation (who starts the workflow) - Adobe Sign can handle documents initiated by one or multiple people. However, a document that may be initiated by one of any number of individuals requires that all individuals with permissions on that document be in the same department.

If you need a tool for other signature-or-document-related uses, contact the ITS Service Desk at 310-338-7777 or


Login to Adobe Sign

There are different ways to access Adobe Sign. To take advantage of the full features, we highly recommend that you use the Adobe Sign Online. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here to login if you have completed the training certification.
  2. Click "Sign In" on the top-right corner.
  3. In the Email field, type your email address. Click the Password field. You do not need to enter your password here.
  4. Wait a few seconds.
  5. You will see LMU Authentication page. Enter your username and password.


Adobe Sign FAQs 

  • How do I get an Adobe Sign license? 

Fill out the Adobe Sign Use Cases Survey above. If Adobe Sign meets your needs, a member of ITS will reach out to you for the next steps. 

  • What is Adobe Sign NOT for?

Adobe Sign is the perfect tool for the uses cases listed above. For anything else, you'll probably need a more adaptable tool that can be modified to fit the specifics of your workflow or form needs. If you're interested in exploring these options, contact the ITS Service Desk at 310-338-7777 or

  • Can I send sensitive information, such as social security numbers, using Adobe Sign?

The ITS Information Security & Compliance team is in the process of finalizing its review of Adobe Sign. Once that's finished, we post all the relevant information here.

For more frequently asked questions, visit Adobe Sign here.


Adobe Sign Tutorials

We will be posting additional quick reference guides tailored to LMU in the coming weeks.


updated on 2.12.2020